11:40 Huntingdon Tue 26 December 2017
Lightly- raced sort who won a bumper here on his debut last year beating a small field 6L. Remains with one standout effort over hurdles but has made little impact of late and now enters handicaps; looks well treated on his bumper form.
Reverts to hurdles having jumped poorly on her chasing debut at Warwick last time out (pulled-up). Raced mainly over shorter recently when hurdling but should stay this far although he jumping still holds her back even over hurdles; looks fairly exposed off this mark.
Not seen over hurdles since late 2014 when with Ian Williams but has shown some reasonable over fences since although he did become a little disappointing. Ran poorly on his debut for this yard over fences at Exeter; more needed here with questions to answer.
Yet to win under Rules (won an Irish maiden point-to-point) but looked increasingly regressive for Dan Skelton (ran very lazily). Ran off a reduced mark on his first try for this yard but still looked awkward; mark drops again as does the grade but one to be wary of.
Had proved very difficult to settle in her bumper/novice starts but finally looked more tractable on her second handicap start at Ludlow over 2m5f. Left with plenty to do in an effort to get her settled and gives impression there is more to come if she settles again.
Fell two out when looking likely to win at Fontwell in January (2m6f) and should stay this far. Not really delivered since then though and although he shaped well enough over shorter at Southwell last time he didn't find much off the bridle.
Hardly the most prolific (off the mark 11th start over hurdles) but did produce a career best when winning a 0-100 handicap over 3m1f at Plumpton (poor favourite well beaten) off a 9lb lower mark. Ran with credit last time but this mark looks high enough.
Showed improved form to get off the mark over shorter here in October and then improved again to win last time out (beat well backed stable switcher). Travelled well and now steps up in trip again; up 10lb for that win over a new trip but must be respected.
Only had one run for his previous yard (had been running in point-to-points) and left his previous efforts well behind at Uttoxeter in May (beaten by stronger stayer). Now with another yard but has been raised 12lb for that last effort; interesting to see what the market makes of him.
Last Year's Winner
|T: B PaulingJ: Thomas Bellamy|
Sackett (7/2), Lerichi Belle (4/1), Laval Noir (9/2), Cosmic Diamond (13/2), Amberjam (7/1), Predict A Riot (8/1), Miss Mayfair (9/1), Samdibien (10/1), Miss Mash (16/1), A Tail Of Intrigue (16/1)
- Lerichi Belle
- Laval Noir
- Cosmic Diamond
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